Visual Timeline: Tibetan Book of the Dead
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742 CE - 797 CE: Tibetan Book of the Dead composed during the reign of emperor Trhi Songdetsen.
1326 CE - 1386 CE: Life of the "Revealer" Karma Lingpa who discovered the Tibetan Book of the Dead texts.
1400 CE - 1700 CE: The Tibetan Book of the Dead is used in funerary rituals.
1700 CE: Tibetan Book of the Dead is printed using block-printing technique and widely dispersed.
1919 CE: Tibetan Book of the Dead is found by English officer and given to anthropologist W. Evans-Wentz.
1919 CE - 1922 CE: The scholar Dawa Samdup translates Tibetan Book of the Dead into English with W. Evans-Wentz.
1927 CE: W. Evans-Wentz publishes the first edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead in English.